Laura on Fullback and Friends | As I have now come to the final post of this series, I thought that it would be appropriate to offer a recap of the top three key points I believe I can offer to anybody aspiring to work/ working within the fashion industry.

  1. STAY CREATIVE. In this industry, I find that there is some form of inspiration in every direction that I turn- the people that I work with, the clothing I work with, the connections that I make. . the list goes on. It is important to remember to keep creative, especially through the difficult times. Refuel, reflect and stay inspired.
  1. VARY YOUR EXPERIENCES. Work hard and be stubborn about your goals, yes, but also try something new every once in a while… It might surprise you. Although I have not been in this industry very long at all, I never imagined doing some of the things, and enjoying them, as much as I have done. You never know who you might meet and who might change your life and goals for the better.
  1. LOVE WHAT YOU DO. Simple and most important. Choose a career that you love, that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning and that makes you proud. Never settle for something that you do not love just because it’s ‘convenient’ or ‘pays the bills’. Even if the situation isn’t great, never ever give up on your dreams. If you want something bad enough, you will achieve it.

If you are interested in reading more about an insider’s view of the fashion industry, or simply want to refresh your memory from earlier blog posts, my previous posts in this #StayExcited series can be found:

Alternatively, if you have been inspired by any of mine or other contributors’ posts to the Fullback and Friends blog, why not apply to become a regular contributor? I personally love having a collaborative working space that I am able to contribute my views/ experiences to.  Sharing a creative platform with other creatives, helps to constantly motivate and inspire.

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